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Most Sought-after Markets Revealed

A total of 1,937 clients completed Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 “Search for Growth” survey. Frost & Sullivan’s research team has used the findings and the open-text feedback obtained from the survey to select and prioritise topics that were deemed to be poised for the greatest growth in 2014 and beyond, and to examine relevant Mega Trends. This market insight is focused on the chemicals, materials, and food (CMF) industry.

Executive Summary

-Executives from more than countries completed Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Search for Growth survey. Frost & Sullivan received completed surveys.
-Frost & Sullivan’s research team used the findings and open-text feedback to select and prioritise markets that were deemed to be poised for the greatest growth in 2014 and beyond.
-This market insight focuses on the chemicals, materials, and food (CMF) industry. An on-demand analyst briefing also is available on the Frost & Sullivan Web site.
-Respondents expect the following markets to have the potential for greater than % growth in the near future:
oFood and beverage logistics
oShale gas chemicals
oMaterials for 3D printing
oWomen’s health ingredients
oBrain and cognitive health food
oAnimal feed
oBiofertilizer and biopesticides
oFall protection equipment
oFood and beverage processing equipment
oFlexible packaging
oAdvanced coatings
oBattery materials for electric vehicles
oNutricosmetics and nutraceuticals
oPharmaceutical packaging
oLaw enforcement personal protective equipment
oLightweight materials in transportation

CMF Hot Topics

Survey participants see these as hot topics in the CMF industry:

-The rising interest in personal health and well-being, coupled with continuing concern about the future of the environment, is changing the personal care industry, particularly in the growth of organic and natural ingredients.
-Over the long term, the growing use of connectivity and big data has the potential to enable more individually tailored solutions to personal care needs, creating a wealth of opportunities for chemical companies.
-In the food industry, there is a growing appreciation of the effect of waste in the supply chain and a desire to better manage it. “Innovating to Zero” as a concept has particular relevance to the food industry, and chemicals, materials, and ingredient companies all have a role to play in moving to a future with zero waste and total recyclability.
-The trend towards multi-functionality is still being led by the development of nutritional products that simultaneously have a beneficial effect on personal care or health issues. This will be strongly linked to the growth in personalised nutritional solutions.

Table Of Contents

Findings of the Search for Growth Survey—What%s Hot in CMF in 2014?
Executive Summary

CMF Hot Topics
Key Perspectives on Growth in the CMF Industry for 2014

What's Hot in 2014

What Participants Saw as Hot Topics in 2014
Hot Topics by Program Area
Convergence with Other Industries
Interest in Mega Trends
Ranking of Mega Trends
The Last Word


Conclusions—Another Mega Trend Emerges
Conclusions—Feed the World as a Mega Trend
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